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Best vantage point to view Dockland fireworks
Source: The Age Fireworks over Docklands. Photo: Andrew De La Rue

While the regular Friday Fireworks at Docklands in July and August are free events sometimes it can get a bit crowded and hard to find a great vantage point.

So why not take to the water? There is something really special about viewing fireworks above you as well as mirrored in the water below especially when your are sipping on a glass of bubbly.

If you don't have a boat of your own then you might want to consider one of the following organised cruises.

Image: City of Melbourne

Pleasure Boat Cruises

Pleasure Boat Cruises is one way to see this spectacle from the water.

They offer complimentary nibbles and a boat trip through Docklands' waters. Drinks available from the fully licensed bar.

Two boats on offer the M.V. Mandalay or M.Y. Challenger.

35 includes a 1 hour cruise with nibbles.

Children under 14 are half price, under 5 sail for free (need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Leaves at 6:15 and returns to the dock at Central Pier at 7:30pm.

Available on the following dates.

Friday 4th July (another good reason to enjoy fireworks is Independence Day)
Friday 11th July
Friday 18th July
Friday 25th July
Friday 1st August
Friday 8th August
Friday 15th August
Friday 22rd August
Friday 29th August

You can book tickets on 03 9620 5620 or turn up on the night. If you do the latter it is cash only. Or click here to book.

Source: Pleasure Boat Cruises Site

Ab-Fab Friday Cruises

Or if you go down to the Dockland's Central Pier you can board the Lady Cutler for their Ab-Fab Friday Cruises that take in the fireworks.

The cruise takes you under the Bolte Bridge and into the Port of Melbourne where you can view the sunset then to Victoria Harbour for a close-up view of the fabulous Docklands' fireworks.

Their cruise offers music with a DJ, happy hour cocktails and drinks, with the first beer, wine and champs for free.

Nibbles are provided throughout the trip and if you feel like something a little heavier then you can buy light meals as well.

Lady Cutler - Melbourne Showboat
Berth 9 Central Pier
Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008

Contact details
03 9499 9371

Dates and times
11/07/2014 to 22/08/2014 Fri: 6pm 8pm

Friday 11th July
Friday 18th July (Everyone in Red to Paint the town Red for Aids)
Friday 1st August
Friday 8th August
Friday 15th August
Friday 22nd August
Friday 29th August

Adult $35 but one of the good things about this one is that children (aged 414) are free

Bookings available via
03 9499 9371
Click here to book

One thing I would take into consideration is that the smaller the boat the more intimate the experience.
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Why? To enjoy Dockland's firework displays from the water
When: 4/7/2014 - 29/8/2014
Where: Docklands Melbourne
Cost: $35
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